Liverpool fans around the Tavern will be relieved to hear that their club are looking to strengthen their midfield with the signing of Granit Xhaka during the January transfer window, according to Winner Sports.
Manager Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten start at Liverpool was ended after the Reds’ suffered a disappointing 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace last weekend, with the poor performance highlighting the fact that the arrival of Klopp alone is unlikely to instantly transform Liverpool into a contender for a Champions League place.
Klopp has insisted that he will give the current players within his squad a chance before splashing the cash in the transfer market, although the German manager is said to be already identifying potential transfer targets.
Strengthening the midfield will be extremely important for Klopp and his pressing system, with flop Joe Allen set to be offloaded.
And Winner Sports claim that Klopp is seriously considering a move for Borussia Monchengladbach star Granit Xhaka, who the 48-year old manager will now all about from his time managing Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.
The midfielder has emerged as one of the top midfielders in Europe after joining Monchengladbach in 2012 from FC Basel and, aged 23, many expect the Swiss international to get even better in the coming years.
With Xhaka accumulating such a wealth of experience at a young age, it is not surprising that a host of clubs are interested in acquiring the services of the midfielder, with initial reports claiming that Arsenal were monitoring the Swiss star.
But Winner Sports understand that Liverpool are looking to pip their Premier League rivals to Xhaka’s signature with the Reds preparing a £20 million bid to bring him to Anfield when the transfer window reopens in January.
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